Khan Leak - Did Bush Administration Leak Lead to London Bombings?
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On 2004-08-01, the Bush Administration leaked the name of Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, an arrested computer hacker in Pakistan who was actively collecting information on Al Qaeda. This blew an undercover operation which may have prevented the London bombings.
The video is a collection of pertinent news footage. To read a decent summary in text form, head to... http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/07/bush-admin-may-be-responsible-for.html
Also, I've created a dedicated splash page, with links to articles cited. Head to KhanLeak.com
by Gordon McDowell
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Research and More:
2004-07-13 Khan arrested.
2004-07-30 CIA receiving Khan's
computer files. They
include photos of U.S.
2004-08-01 Tom Ridge raises terror
alert. Khan's name is
released "on background".
2004-08-02 Khan's name printed in
New York Times. Within
hours British police
launch lightning raids.
2004-08-08 Critical stories begin
appearing in papers,
British and Pakistani
complaints that Khan
was still collecting
info until his name was
Rice admits Khan's name
2004-09-16 Tom Ridge apologises
for intelligence leak.
2004-11-22 News stories London was
target, not U.S.
2005-07-07 London Bombings.
2005-07-14 ABC reports London
bombers Tied to Al
Qaeda Plot in Pakistan.
July 27, 2005
The sarcasm works!
This is a great video. There are some parts that get confusing but overall it really drives the message home. The sarcasm of the narrator really works. I honestly didn't know a whole lot about the whole "leaking" situation but this video did open my eyes.